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    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

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    Looking to say "pasta la vista" to canned ravioli? This culinary class will give you all the tools you need to turn your kitchen into a veritable trattoria! Designed for students of all levels, this course covers the basics of pasta types and will even teach you to make them from scratch! And of course since pasta by itself is no fun, you'll also learn to cook up a variety of delicious sauces, meats, and veggies to accompany them! On the menu are: Fresh Linguine Pasta with Sautéed Turkey Medallions with Herbs and Fried Garlic Sauce; Wild Mushroom and Ricotta Cheese Raviolis with Creamy Garlic White Sauce; Tagliatelle with Spicy Sausage and Red Wine Ragu Sauce; Homemade Bowtie Pasta with Sautéed Garlic and Mushrooms; and Angel Hair Pasta with Homemade Marinara Sauce And when the cooking is done, the eating will commence! This is also a great way to meet and socialize with some new foodie friends. So, dinner's at your place, right?
    Homemade Pastas and Sauces

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Master a variety of pasta dishes during this culinary workshop
    • Make different pasta styles from scratch using handcrafting techniques
    • Cook up delicious sauces, meats, and vegetables to accompany
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Sushi Making Basics Class

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    Looking for a great sushi-making class? Something soy awesome you'll never have to rely on ordering in again? Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a great sushi making class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration into one of the most famous Japanese dishes that will tap into your creativity. Learn how to display and serve sushi decoratively with garnishes and sauces. It's the perfect class if you're looking to add a new skill to your culinary repertoire. You'll make tasty things like: Traditional Sushi Rice, a variety of Sushi Rolls (Nori), Vegetable Rolls and Spicy Sushi Rolls, varieties of Sushi on Rice (Nigiri)l Pickled Cucumbers and Pickled Ginger, Teriyaki Sauce and Sanbaizu Sauce, Dashi and Ginger Dipping Sauce, and Sushi Oranges. After this class is done, we have no doubt you'll be saying, "This made miso happy!"
    Sushi Making Basics Class

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of sushi-making in a fun and engaging class
    • Explore your creativity as you mix and match different ingredient combinations
    • Make traditional rice, Nori, Nigiri, different sauces and more!
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Romantic Cooking

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you'll make include: Rosemary and Oregano-Spiced Lamb Loin Chops, Herb-Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Homemade Fettuccine Pasta, and more! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as lamb chops, striped bass, homemade pasta, and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." "• Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples -- prepared by YOU! Bring a luxurious bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out -- and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! Some of the dishes you'll make include: Baked Salmon in Soy Sake Sauce, Creamy Gnocchi di Semolina Gratinati with Parmesan Cheese, Crunchy Slice Citrus Strip Loin Steak with Garlic and more! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Romantic Cooking 2

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as baked salmon, gnocchi, strip loin steak and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

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    "One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -Virginia Woolf We agree. During this couple's romantic cooking class, you'll receive guided instruction in the kitchen and share a delicious meal with a group of couples prepared by YOU! Bring a nice bottle of wine to enjoy at the end of class to make this a truly romantic night out and a great alternative to the predictable dinner and a movie! You'll make tasty dishes like: Beef Tenderloin Filets with Red Wine and Mushroom Ragout, Grilled Polenta with Parmesan Cheese, Sauteed Chicken Breast Stuffed with Prosciutto, Spinach and Boursin Cheese, Pilaf-Style Long Grain Rice with Garlic and Thyme, and Fallen Chocolate SoufflE Cake with Homemade Whipped Cream! Lickin' your chops yet?
    Couples Date Night - Cooking Dinner

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Spend a romantic evening out during a couples cooking class
    • Make dishes such as beef tenderloin filets, grilled polenta, long grain rice and more!
    • Bring a bottle of wine to enjoy with your food at the end of class
    • Celebrate a special occasion or anniversary in a memorable way
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    27 positive reviews
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    Bread Baking Fundamentals

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    Looking for new and exciting ways to bring home the bread? You'll be rolling in the dough after this baking workshop! Designed for bakers of all levels, this is an especially great way for novice bakers to pick up the basics of making delicious homemade breads. You'll cover quick-and-easy techniques for on-the-fly baked goods, whether it be for a small meal or a big dinner party. And when the cooking is done, you'll dig into your creations, pairing them with complimentary jellies and jams! Recipes include: Pain de Ménage (Country Bread), Cheese and Garlic Flatbread, Hamburger Buns, and Easy White/Wheat Bread, Traditional Baguettes, Brioche-Style Bread, Focaccia Bread and more!! We like ours with the crust cut off, please.
    Bread Baking Fundamentals

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to bake a range of delicious homemade breads during a hands-on workshop
    • Master a variety of recipes that are quick and easy to replicate
    • Develop baking skills and confidence in a supportive learning environment
    • Enjoy tasting your creations after the work is done and socializing with fellow foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Basic Knife Skills

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    So you've just received a new knife set -- or you've had one sitting in your kitchen for a while -- but you don't really know the purpose of each one. Now's your chance to learn -- take a stab at it with this knife skills class! Learn how professionals chop, dice, slice and Julienne items quickly and efficiently. Chef Eric shows you knife-holding grips, different cuts, and how to choose, sharpen, hone and care for your knives. Learn to cut with ease and then advance to more complicated and decorative Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and Tourne cuts. Everything looks and tastes better when ingredients are cut uniformly, cooked evenly and are presented beautifully. You'll work with vegetables, cut chicken breasts off the bone, and see a demonstration of de-boning a whole chicken. Oh, and you can eat your delicious meal at the end of class! Anyway you cut it, this class is going to be a winner!
    Basic Knife Skills

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn proper kitchen knife skills and the uses of different knives
    • Discover techniques to chop, dice, slice, and julienne foods quickly and efficiently
    • Practice complicated cuts like Brunoise, Paysanne, Batonnet and more!
    • Pick up a great new school to impress all your guests and friends
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    27 positive reviews
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    Cooking Pizza Pizazz!

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    Not sure if you're having the best weekends possible? Feel like there is dough much room for improvement? Come to Chef Eric's Culinary Classroom for a pizza making class! You'll join your teacher on a mouth-watering exploration of dough making and taste combinations. It's the perfect class to take if you want to pick up some skills would want to use in your very own kitchen. You'll make tasty pizzas like: Traditional and Specialty Pizza Dough and Tomato Sauce, Herb-Grilled Chicken Pizza with Alfredo Cream Sauce, Prosciutto and Mozzarella Cheese Pizza with Pesto Sauce, Grilled Vegetable Pizza with Crème Fraiche and Tomato Sauce, Heirloom Tomatoes, Basil and Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese Pizza, and Grilled Shrimp and Roasted Eggplant Pizza with Bell Pepper Puree. We hope this description wasn't TOO cheesy....
    Cooking Pizza Pizazz!

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn the fundamentals of pizza making in a fun and engaging class
    • Discover proper dough making techniques and different taste combinations
    • Make pizza styles such as traditional, herb-grilled chicken, prosciutto & mozzarella, and more!
    • Add a great new aspect to your kitchen skill-set to impress your guests
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    27 positive reviews
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    Healthy Cooking Class

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    Every craved a healthier diet but had no idea where to start? Well, throw your worries, and take-out menus, away because with this class you'll learn to cook better, lighter, and healthier in no time. Learn to make a variety of delicious and healthy dishes that will transform your home kitchen routine! On the menu: Beef Tenderloin Steaks with a Red Wine Sauce, Sautéed Sole Filets with Wilted Lettuce and Pepita Pesto, Roasted Lamb Chops w/Sundried Tomatoes in a Red Wine Reduction, Sautéed Vegetable Medley with Spices, Egg White Frittata w/Roasted Vegetables, Oven-Baked French Fries with Old Bay Seasoning, Portobello Mushroom “Pizzas,” and more! And when the cooking is done, there's a feast to be devoured! Designed for foodies of all culinary skillsets, this is a great chance to build confidence in your cooking abilities and maybe make a few new friends in the process. It certainly is something to chew on, huh?
    Healthy Cooking Class

    2366 Pelham Ave, Los Angeles

    • Learn to create deliciously healthier dishes
    • Use gourmet ingredients to create lighter recipes
    • Build confidence in your culinary skills in a supportive learning environment
    • Enjoy scarfing down your creations in class and socializing with other foodies
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    27 positive reviews
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    Surf and Turf

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    Nom if by land. Nom nom if by sea. Make history in your home kitchen thanks to this surf and turf workshop! Class takes place in a social kitchen environment that's a great place to learn and meet new friends. As you work, you'll build the skills necessary to recreate each dish on your own, and the confidence to take your culinary exploits in delicious new and amphibious directions! On the menu are: Lobster bisque shooters; Shrimp and red pepper ceviche on endive spears; Beef medallions with port wine glaze; Garlic confit scalloped potatoes; and Chocolate soufflés with salted caramel sauce. This is a culinary class with some beef to it. And some shrimp!
    Surf and Turf

    12207 Seal Beach Blvd, Seal Beach

    • Master the art of the surf and turf meal during a culinary workshop
    • Work with an experienced chef to prepare each dish from scratch
    • Develop the confidence and skills to recreate each dish at home
    • Meet fellow foodies and enjoy a scrumptious meal you've prepared together
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    9 positive reviews

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